HC Deb 30 November 1920 vol 135 cc1099-100

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the Sub-section of the Air Ministry, known as R.D. 4, has the responsibility of examining, considering, and advising the acceptance or rejection of certain highly technical drawings and specifications submitted to the Air Ministry by manufacturers of aircraft; and how many people are employed in this Sec- tion, their names, date of appointment, and their technical and practical experience, and qualifications, if any?


The Section referred to in the question is responsible for advice on the matters referred to, but decisions as to acceptance or rejection do not rest with it. The Section is staffed with officials of suitable technical qualifications and experience, and its services are supplemented by those of a special consultant. The qualifications of individual members of the staff cannot conveniently be discussed by means of question and answer in this House.